Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History

Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History

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by Charles M. Sevilla
     
 

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Sit back and enjoy a collection of verbatim exchanges from the halls of justice, where defendants and plaintiffs, lawyers and witnesses, juries and judges, collide to produce memorably insane comedy.

The Court: "The charge here is theft of frozen chickens. Are you the defendant, sir?" Defendant: "No, sir, I'm the guy who stole the…  See more details below

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Sit back and enjoy a collection of verbatim exchanges from the halls of justice, where defendants and plaintiffs, lawyers and witnesses, juries and judges, collide to produce memorably insane comedy.

The Court: "The charge here is theft of frozen chickens. Are you the defendant, sir?" Defendant: "No, sir, I'm the guy who stole the chickens."

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This hilarious collection of actual court proceedings confirms the adage "Truth is funnier than fiction." Enlivened with cartoons from Lee Lorenz, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, this book will tickle the funny bone of anyone who appreciates the foibles of humanity; it's the perfect gift for the lawyer in your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393075519
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/1999
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
247,640
File size:
725 KB

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Charles M. Sevilla is in private practice in San Diego.

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Disorder in the Court 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reason for purchasing this book is to send it to my cousin who lives in Switzerland. She is fascinated with American idioms and tricks that words play depending on the way the words are used. The book is not new, but it is ageless and I was pleased it see it is still in print.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in the book; one of the few books I struggled to get through. So much of it simply was not funny and most of the endings predictable.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Humorous and easy reading. We actually took it on vacation as a "beach read" because they were short,easy to read stories. My husband is a retired police officer and thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Legal Assistant, I am exposed to the many factes of Law. When this book came across my desk, I could not help but read and keep reading. It speaks and characterizes the courts etc to a tee...superb writing and depth into the more humerous side of the American Justice System. Not to be taken as insult to those lawyers and paralegals and even the assistants..merely a whole new aspect of how we view the system in times of disaray...